Teutonic Tales

Robert W. Smith


  • Grade: 4
  • Time: 9:40
  • Series: Barnhouse Festival Solo Series
  • Brand: C.L. Barnhouse Co.
  • Year: 2010

Tuba solo with piano accompaniment

Teutonic Tales is a suite for tuba inspired by Germanic and Nordic mythology. The suite was composed for and is dedicated to Mike W. Roylance, principal tubist in the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Mvt. 1 – Demon Dance – In German mythology, a demon is a supernatural being that is generally described as a malevolent spirit. The countless tales of trolls, werewolves, and other figures in Teutonic folklore have stirred imaginations for centuries.

Mvt. 2 – Freya – Freya was the goddess of beauty and love. A beautiful, blonde, blue-eyed young woman, she was the sister of Frey and in later traditions the wife of Odin.

Mvt. 3 – Thor’s Hammer – Thor was the personification of thunder and the principal war god. He was armed with a hammer that returned to his hand after he hurled it at enemies, a belt that doubled his strength when he wore it, and iron gloves that helped him use the hammer effectively.

A digital download of this album may be purchased here.

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